amoxicillin

[am-ok-suh-sil-in, uh-mok-]

noun Pharmacology.

a semisynthetic penicillin, C18H19N3O5S, taken orally as a broad-spectrum antibiotic.

Nearby words

  1. amount to,
  2. amount to the same thing,
  3. amour,
  4. amour-propre,
  5. amowt,
  6. amoxycillin,
  7. amoy,
  8. amp,
  9. amp up,
  10. amp-hr

Origin of amoxicillin

1970–75; perhaps am(ino-hydr)ox(yphenyl) part of its chemical name + (pen)icillin

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Medicine definitions for amoxicillin

amoxicillin

[ə-mŏk′sĭ-sĭlĭn]

n.

A semisynthetic penicillin having an antibacterial spectrum of action similar to that of ampicillin.

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Science definitions for amoxicillin

amoxicillin

[ə-mŏk′sĭ-sĭlĭn]

An antibiotic derived from penicillin, having an antibacterial spectrum of action similar to that of ampicillin. Chemical formula: C16H19N3O5.
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